Archive for April, 2011

CANNES 2011 COMPETITION LINE-UP ANNOUNCED

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

The Festival de Cannes runs May 11 – 22.

OPENING FILM
“Midnight in Paris,” Woody Allen

COMPETITION
“Drive,” Nicolas Winding Refn
“Footnote,” Josef Cedar
“Hanezu no Tsuki,” Naomi Kawase
“Hara-kiri: Death of a Samurai,” Takashi Miike
“The Kid With a Bike,” Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
“L’apollonide (Souvenirs de la maison close),” Bertrand Bonello
“Le Havre,” Aki Kaurismaki
“Once Upon a Time in Anatolia,” Nuri Bilge Ceylan
“Melancholia,” Lars von Trier
“Michael,” Markus Schleinzer
“Pater,” Alain Cavalier
“Polisse,” Maiwenn
“The Skin That I Inhabit,” Pedro Almodovar
“Sleeping Beauty,” Julia Leigh
“La Source des femmes,” Radu Mihaileanu
“This Must Be the Place,” Paolo Sorrentino
“The Tree of Life,” Terrence Malick
“We Have a Pope,” Nanni Moretti
“We Need to Talk About Kevin,” Lynne Ramsay

UN CERTAIN REGARD
“Arirang,” Kim Ki-duk
“Bonsai,” Cristian Jimenez
“The Day He Arrives,” Hong Sang-soo
“Et maintenant on va ou?,” Nadine Labaki
“Halt auf freier Strecke,” Andreas Dresen
“Hors Satan,” Bruno Dumont
“The Hunter,” Bakur Bakuradze
“Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro,” Robert Guediguian
“L’exercisce de l’etat,” Pierre Schoeller
“Loverboy,” Catalin Mitulescu
“Martha Marcy May Marlene,” Sean Durkin
“Miss Bala,” Gerardo Naranjo
“Restless,” U.S., Gus Van Sant
“Oslo, August 31st,” Joachim Trier
“Skoonheid,” Oliver Hermanus
“Tatsumi,” Singapore, Eric Khoo
“Trabalhar cansa,” Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra
“Toomelah,” Ivan Sen
“The Yellow Sea,” Na Hong-jin

OUT OF COMPETITION
“The Beaver,” Jodie Foster
“The Artist,” Michel Hazanavicius
“The Conquest,” Xavier Durringer
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” Rob Marshall

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS
“Wu Xia,” Peter Chan Ho-sun
“Dias de gracia,” Everardo Gout

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
“Labrador,” Frederikke Aspock
“Le maitre des forges de l’enfer,” Rithy Panh
“Michel Petrucciani,” Michael Radford
“Tous au Larzac,” Christian Rouaud

CAMELOT’S ‘THE GUNDOWN’ GETS ROPED FOR DOMESTIC RELEASE

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

ARC Entertainment to Distribute Peter Coyote Western

Universal City, CA – (April 14, 2011) Camelot Entertainment Group, Inc. (OTCBB: CMGR) (“Camelot”) announced today that ARC Entertainment in partnership with XLrator Media has acquired all domestic rights to the gun-slinging western THE GUNDOWN, starring Peter Coyote (“Law and Order: Los Angeles”), Andrew W. Walker (“Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”), William Shockley (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” “Showgirls”), and Sheree J. Wilson (“Walker, Texas Ranger”).

THE GUNDOWN keeps firing,” stated Michael Kananack, Camelot Head of Sales. “We are delighted to be in business with ARC Entertainment and XLrator Media, and we know THE GUNDOWN will get great exposure in the US marketplace.”

“The legions of Western fans are hungry for well-made films as the success of TRUE GRIT demonstrates. THE GUNDOWN will be embraced by fans of the genre,” commented XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon.

ARC Entertainment will release the film on VOD, DVD and digital platforms later this year.

A Freewill Film, THE GUNDOWN was directed by Dustin Rikert and produced by Rikert, William Shockley, and Sheree J Wilson.

The film follows the story of Cole Brandt who, seeking revenge and justice, finds himself in the lawless town of Dead River where he is faced with one last bloody showdown for freedom.

ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT ROUNDS UP ‘THE GUNDOWN’ DOWN UNDER

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Release Date Scheduled for June 1, 2011

Universal City, CA – (April 7, 2011) Camelot Entertainment Group, Inc. (OTCBB: CMGR) (“Camelot”) announced today that Anchor Bay Entertainment Australia has obtained all media rights for Camelot’s action packed western THE GUNDOWN. The company is scheduled to release the film on DVD and Blu-ray™ on June 1st, 2011.

“Westerns are back in a big way, making THE GUNDOWN a top seller at EFM,” stated Camelot’s VP of Sales Michael Kananack. “Anchor Bay Australia saw the film’s potential, and we are delighted to be working with one of the top distributors down under.”

Produced by Freewill Films, THE GUNDOWN follows the story of Cole Brandt who wanders into a lawless town and is asked to protect its people and to restore justice, but the final stand ends in a bloody showdown.

Anchor Bay Entertainment Australia distributes feature films, children’s entertainment, TV series, documentaries and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats.  Recent successes include the critically acclaimed comedy City Island starring Andy Garcia, TV Series Spartacus and the controversial remake of I Spit on Your Grave. Upcoming home entertainment release include George Hickenlooper’s Casino Jack starring Kevin Spacey, Kelly Preston and Jon Lovitz as well as Kill the Irishman starring Ray Stevenson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken. The company also distributes several award-winning television series including CSI and Doc Martin.

CAMELOT SETS THE WIRE STRAIGHT WITH ILLEGAL DOWNLOADERS

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Company Denounces False Accusations in the ‘Nude Nuns’ Piracy Case

Universal City, CA – (April 5, 2011) Camelot Entertainment Group, Inc. (OTCBB: CMGR) (”Camelot”) announced today that the recent rumors circulating the web in regards to the NUDE NUNS WITH BIG GUNS piracy case are untrue and unfounded.

Camelot Distribution Group (“CDG”), a subsidiary of Camelot Entertainment Group, is a legitimate worldwide distributor and sales agent, acquiring and distributing rights of film and television titles.  Camelot does not acquire titles just to sue infringers.

“For some reason illegal downloaders think they have the right to steal from these producers.  It’s really sad,” commented Jessica Kelly, CDG VP of Marketing and PR.  “These filmmakers put their heart and soul into a film, hoping to see distribution one day. Then pirates steal and distribute it for free across the web.  This needs to be stopped.  There’s a lawsuit moving forward to protect the producers.”

In 2009, CDG acquired the rights to sell NUDE NUNS WITH BIG GUNS.  In November of 2010, the picture was released in Scandinavia and immediately pirated, becoming the top illegally downloaded film in the world.  At that point, Camelot hired GuardaLey and Scott Hervey.  Hervey only represents Camelot in this legal matter.

“Bloggers and journalists need to get their facts straight.  They seem to be confusing and intertwining two legal matters,” stated Kelly.  “We’ve been going after these illegal downloaders since 2010.  We have the rights to ‘NUDE NUNS,’ and any representation to the contrary is false.“